May 22, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity

                          GENTIVA HOSPICE

The Gentiva volunteer team invites you to join them in their efforts to provide compassionate care to those at the end of life’s journey. Your caring heart and time will brighten a patient’s day–with only a few minutes as a cheerful visitor. Gentiva offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to suit your schedule. Join our team and make a difference–to our patients and to your life experience!

WHAT VOLUNTEERS CAN DO

1) Visit patients in a facility or in their homes (in the Cheney or greater Spokane area) 2) Read to a patient who otherwise might not have access to favorite books, magazines or newspapers. 3) Play an instrument or listen to music. 4) Share stories and memories. 5) Simply be present with a patient, offering comfort just by being there. 6) Assist with administrative tasks in the office. 7) Create & send personalized cards to cheer patients. 8) Knit, crochet or sew lap blankets, shawls and other comfort items for patients. 9) Provide grief and bereavement support by sending cards, making calls, or helping in the office.

ORIENTATION

Gentiva volunteers are trained in the goals and philosophy of hospice care, as well as the care and comfort of the hospice patient. Orientation sessions are held monthly at the Gentiva offices, 22820 E. Appleway Ave. Liberty Lake, WA 99019, or at other times as arranged with prospective volunteers.   If you are interested, please contact Mary Carpenter, Manager of Volunteer Manager, at mary.carpenter1@gentva.com or (509) 755-4956.

ARMY NURSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Have you ever thought of becoming an Army Nurse? If you have, EWU’s ROTC program is currently looking for current EWU students who will be either sophomores next fall, or have completed 45 credits through a Running Start program. To be eligible for one of their scholarships you need to have a good GPA in all of your completed classes, especially in any nursing prerequisite course that you’ve completed. These scholarship are designed for any student who will be ready to applying to WSU’s school of Nursing for the fall of 2016 class. If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested just contact Robert Riedel. His office is in room 202 CADET HALL, Phone number is (509) 359-6110. You can also contact him via email at rriedel@ewu.edu

Scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition, mandatory fees and book allowance
  • Monthly stipend ($350-500)
  • NCLEX-RN review materials, NCLEX Fee, and NCLEX Review ($1150)
  • GUARANTEED SLOTS INTO THE WSU NURSING PROGRAM FOR ROTC NURSES

Applicants must be in good standing academically, meet height and weight standards, and sign a contract EWU ARMY ROTC

Nursing Application Workshop

Nursing Application Workshop

1:00 pm on May 14, 2015 in Patterson

Are you a current or past EWU student who is planning on applying to WSU’s College of Nursing for Spring 2016? If you are, the application will be available online starting May 1, 2015. Because the application is online and a little difficult to fill-out by yourself, we have decided to offer a workshop designed to help you through the process. This workshop will not only walk you through the process but we will also answer any and all questions you may have concerning the application. I would encourage everyone who is planning on applying to the program to attend the workshop.

   The workshop will be: at 1:00 pm on May 14, 2015 in t Patterson Hall Room 128 

If you are unsure of where you are in the process, or just want to make sure you’re ready to apply you can schedule an appointment with your current advisor or EWU’s Nursing Advisor. To meet with the EWU nursing advisor call 509.359.2345 today and ask to set up an appointment with pre-nursing advisor Kathy Cook.

All current or past EWU students planning to apply for the Spring 2016 application group are welcome to make an appointment with Kathy Cook, even if they have not met with her previously. Appointment times are limited so please call soon!

Pre-Nursing Information Sessions

Learn more about the Pre-Nursing opportunities offered through EWU, best ways to prepare for the WSU College of Nursing program and the many different ways to become a Registered Nurse through Eastern. The EWU Nursing Advisor, along with Career and Admissions staff will be available to answer your questions!

These sessions are ideal for high school students & parents, new EWU students or anyone else interested in Pre-Nursing at EWU.

If you have questions about the Nursing Information Sessions or need any special accommodations, please contact Kathy Cook, at kcook@ewu.edu at least 3 business days in advance.

A Volunteer Opportunity

Be a Summer Muscular Dystrophy Camp (MDA) Volunteer Counselor

Loking for a great way to complete your 50 hours of volunteer work? The MDA Association is looking for Volunteer counselors to help out with their campers. These counselors work one-on-one with campers, providing around-the-clock care and close supervision of a child with muscular dystrophy. These counselors are required to meet the daily needs of their camper, and become the youngster’s friend for a week. They are especially in need of male camp volunteers; however, female camp volunteers are also needed.

It’s a tall order to fill to be a MDA camp counselor – Volunteers are paired with one camper 24 hours a day for the camp week, their goal will be to make camp a safe and fun experience for their camper. The MDA Association is looking for people who can fulfill many specific responsibilities and duties in addition to meeting their camper’s emotional and physical needs. Pre-camp training will be provided to all volunteer counselors.

MDA summer camp is scheduled for the week of July 11-18, 2015.

So if you’re interested in becoming a camp counselor and that week works for you: contact Leah Nathan @ 509-325-3747 or lnathan@mdausa.org :

  • Complete a volunteer application through your local MDA office
  • Provide three references with phone numbers
  • Consent to a criminal background check
  • Interview with MDA staff

I know it’s early, but they need to have all their volunteer positions filled by the first of April. If you’re interested in this unique opportunity contact Leah right away.

TEAS TEST Resources

Here’s a list of a few resources I was able to locate to help you study for the TEAS test. I’m sure there is a lot more, but this is what I was able to find. WSU also lists study information on the website as well as a few of the local community colleges.

Online:

http://www.scc.spokane.edu/_docs/nursing/TEASVSummaryPacket.pdf
ATI
tests.com
testprepreview.com

Books:
TEAS Version 5 Study Guide: Test Prep Secrets for the TEAS V Paperback– January 7, 2013 Trivium Test Prep
Ace the TEAS Test: Study Guide and Practice Tests for the TEAS V (Version 5) Exam: by Ace the Test Team(Author)
McGraw-Hills 5 TEAS Practice Tests [Paperback] byKathy Zahler (Author)
3 TEAS Practice Tests by Exam Review Press: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version V Paperback by: Ace the Test Team (Author)

Pre-Nursing Information Sessions

November 6, 2014

Learn more about the Pre-Nursing opportunities offered through EWU, the best ways to prepare for the WSU College of Nursing program and the many different ways to become a Registered Nurse through Eastern. These sessions are ideal for high school students & parents, new EWU students or anyone else interested in Pre-Nursing at EWU.

The next session is planned for Thursday November 6th, at 6pm on our Riverpoint Campus: School of Nursing Building, room 105. EWU Nursing and Admissions Advisors, along with Career Service and ROTC Representatives will be presenting information about this program and will also be available to answer your questions!

If you have questions about the Nursing Information Sessions or need any special accommodations, please contact Kathy Cook at kcook@ewu.edu at least 3 business days in advance.

TEAS Testing for FALL 2015 Admission

The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to nursing programs. The TEAS measures science, math, language and reading knowledge and skills.

Prospective students must score at the Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary Level to be eligible for admission. The deadline for TEAS Testing for, August 2015 admission is February 6, 2015.

Results: Official TEAS results should be requested from ATI and sent by email to your campus of application. Results can also be uploaded directly into NursingCAS if done so prior to submitting your application. Once your NursingCAS application is submitted you will not be able to add your results and must request an official copy from ATI.

Results must be received by February 6, 2015.

If you have previously taken the TEAS, we will accept your results from the test if it was taken within the last year. You must log on to your ATI account and follow the instructions above to provide your results.

ATI TESTING TIMES AND LOCATIONS (Please allow 4 hours).

Please create an ATI TEAS account prior to your testing day. You can create your account at atitesting.com. Click on Create an Account at the top of the page.

If you require testing accommodations for a documented disability, please contact Liz West at 509-358-7534.

WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING SPOKANE

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Location: Room 305
Check in time:
Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Test time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
» Registration will open November 17.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Location: Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Test time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
» Registration will open November 17.TEST #2

COLUMBIA BASIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TEAS testing information can be found at: www.columbiabasin.edu
or call (509) 542-4860

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TEAS testing information can be found at: www.yvcc.edu
or call (509) 574-4600

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

TEAS testing information can be found at: www.nic.edu
or call (208) 676-7203

Other areas: Please check with your local community colleges for test times and dates.

Questions: Contact Liz West at 509-358-7534.

FALL 2015 WSU Nursing Applications

The Applicatins for WSU college of Nursing program will be availiable online starting October 15, 2014. This application is for anyone who will have all of their nursing prequisite coursework, plus their graduation requirements finished by the end of spring term 2015. To access the application you can either go to WSU’s website at: www.nursing.wsu.edu, click on prospective students and follow the links for application and admission. Or you can go directly to EWU’s nursing blog at: http://sites.ewu.edu/nursing/. Once you’ve opened the nursing blog, just click on NursingCas under the Links section. Create an Account, and follow the instructions. Any question please contact Kathy Cook at (509) 359-2345.

. Applications must be submitted by Dec 20, 2014

. Official transcripts must be received by NursingCAS by , January 16, 2015

FALL 2015 NursingCas APPLICATIONS

Are you a current or past EWU student planning to apply to the WSU College of Nursing for Fall 2015?

The Fall 2015 application will be availiable starting October 15, 2014. This is an online application that you will fill-out by yourself. If you would like to make sure you’re on track and ready to to apply for WSU’s nursing program, now is the time to apply. If you are unsure of where you are at in the process, or just want to make sure your are ready to apply now is the time to schedule an appointment with either your current advisor or EWU’s Nursing Advisor. We can review your transcripts and talk about the application process.  Call 509.359.2345 today and ask to set up an appointment with KathyCook, the pre-nursing advisor.

During your appointment the advisor will cover:

  • Check that all EWU general requirements (GECRs) and graduation requirements will be completed by the end of Fall 2014.
  • Check that all nursing prerequisites will be completed by the end of Fall 2014 and make sure you will be eligible for the program.
  • Discuss the best ways to boost your GPA and maximize course repeats, if needed, and help you check that your transcripts are correct.
  • Talk about the application process, deadlines and what to expect.

All current or past EWU students planning to apply for the Fall 2015 application group are welcome to make an appointment even if they have not met with a nursing advisor previously. Appointment times are limited so please call soon!

Spring 2015 NursingCas application

This is just a quick reminder that the application deadline for the BSN program is rapidly approaching. All applications for spring 2015 must be submitted through NursingCAS by 8:59 pm PST on Thursday, July 10th. For a complete list of the application instructions and deadlines, please reference our website: http://nursing.wsu.edu/Academic-Programs/BSN/Application-Instructions-and-Deadlines.html.We look forward to reviewing your application, please let us know if you have any questions.

Reminder: WSU’s Tier III class:

WSU requires all students graduating from their school to complete an Upper division course that is outside of their major. This course is the only required upper-division component of their General Education requirements that EWU student must complete. This course can be completed at either EWU or WSU. If a student chooses to complete the course at EWU the course must be a class outside of the nursing prerequisites and be at least five (5) credits in length. The course can be in any field of study and must be complete prior to graduating from the nursing program. The intent of this requirement is to ensure that students have the basic skills required of lifelong learners, allowing a student to conduct research and construct knowledge in a discipline apart from their major field of study.

Work Opportunity:

 Looking for that Summer, or part-time job?

Todd Alexander of Comfort Keepers will be hosting a table in the PUB Tuesday, May 20th to speak about opportunities for those with CNAs (or questions about getting their CNA) from 10am-2pm in the PUB. This may be an excellent way for students going into the health care field to gain relevant, paid experience. Interested students can stop by his table anytime, 10am-2pm.

Spring 2015 Application Now Open

It’s time to start filling out your Spring (January) WSU college of Nursing application. This application is for anyone who will have all of their nursing prequisite coursework, plus their graduation requirements finished by the end of Fall term 2014. To access the application you can either go to WSU’s website at: www.nursing.wsu.edu, click on prospective students and follow the links for application and admission. Or you can go directly to EWU’s nursing blog. Once you’ve opened the nursing blog, just click on NursingCas under the Links section. Create an Account, and follow the instructions. Any question please contact Kathy or Roy.

. Applications must be submitted by July 10, 2014

. Official transcripts must be received by NursingCAS by , August 8, 2014

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TEAS Testing Dates for Spring 2015 Admissions:

The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to nursing programs. The TEAS measures science, math, language and reading knowledge and skills.

Prospective students must score at the Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary Level to be eligible for admission. The deadline for submitting your TEAS Test results for January 2015 admission is September 15, 2014.

Results: Upon completion of your online test you will need to log in to your account and save a copy of your results to be uploaded to NursingCAS and attached to our designation. Download NursingCAS document upload instructions. Also, you will need to input your Adjusted Individual Total Score in the “Test” section of the NursingCAS application.

If you have previously taken the TEAS, we will accept your results from the test if it was taken within the last year. You must log on to your ATI account and follow the document upload instructions above.

ATI TESTING TIMES AND LOCATIONS (Please allow 4 hours).

Please create an ATI TEAS account prior to your testing day. You can create your account at atitesting.com. Click on Create an Account at the top of the page.

If you require testing accommodations for a documented disability, please contact Heidi Drew at 509-324-7310 for assistance.

Applicants are required to contact WSU’s College of Nursing directly to register for the test. The TEAS Test will be held at WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING SPOKANE on the following days:  

 

Wednesday, June 4

Location: Room 305
Check in time:
Please arrive by 9:00 a.m.
Test time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $60.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

Friday, September 5

TEST #1
Location:
Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Test time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

Saturday, September 13

TEST #1
Location:
Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Test time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

TEST #2
Location: Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 1:30 p.m.
Test time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

TEST #2
Location:
Room 305
Check in time:
Please arrive by 1:30 p.m.
Test time:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost:
$65.00
Enrollment limit:
50
Registration open soon

 

 

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